AKA: Blackfield Building, South Beach, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Reid Brothers, Architects (firm); James William Reid (architect); Merritt Jonathan Reid (architect)

Dates: constructed 1904

6 stories, total floor area: 55,200 sq. ft.

612 Howard Street
South Beach, San Francisco, CA 94105

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The Merritt Building had an address of 606-612 Howard Street.


Designed by the productive Reid Brothers architectural firm, the Merritt Building was a mid-block office tower containing 6 stories, 62 rooms, and 18 bathrooms. The San Francisco County Assessor's Office indicated that it was built in 1904, although other sources place its date as 1907. It is likely that it was first erected in 1904, damaged in the 1906 Earthquake and rebuilt in 1907.

PCAD id: 20329